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Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics

Transformers News: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics

Monday, May 7th, 2012 5:09PM CDT

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Hasbro's official Transformers Facebook has released new photos of Fall Of Cybertron Voyager Class Soundwave and Soundblaster.

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Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377754)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on May 7th, 2012 @ 5:14pm CDT
god this is gonna be the best soundwave we have gotten in a long time. I'm getting both but why does he have what looks like an primes gun?
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377759)
Posted by Shadowstream on May 7th, 2012 @ 5:20pm CDT
(Insert Hibiki reference here)
looks like a bloated up deluxe toy, so no go on Soundwave. I need a Soundblaster though, and Buzzsaw needs some love so I may pick up that one, but still unimpressive all things considered.

And yeah, what's up with the Convoy Rifle?
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377760)
Posted by AutobotMR2 on May 7th, 2012 @ 5:20pm CDT
I think that is just a gun from some random Prime figure. I can't remember if they showed him with a gun at BotCon.
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377762)
Posted by Anonymous on May 7th, 2012 @ 5:28pm CDT
AutobotMR2 wrote:I think that is just a gun from some random Prime figure. I can't remember if they showed him with a gun at BotCon.

Oh they did.
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377766)
Posted by daimchoc on May 7th, 2012 @ 5:34pm CDT
I would have rather preferred the "cassette" like shape... Like the thuggers that fakebusker83 (from tfw2005) designed...

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http://www.shapeways.com/search?q=thuggers
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377770)
Posted by CrimsonPrime on May 7th, 2012 @ 5:37pm CDT
Well for me I am excited. I dont give a crap the fact that he looks just like an upsized version of the deluxe since I dont have it. But I am troubled...While I like Soundblaster's colour...My collection is lacking a Soundwave(Seriously I have no Soundwave figure)...Meh we'll see.
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377773)
Posted by Lord Onixprime on May 7th, 2012 @ 5:40pm CDT
Love Soundblaster. I might skin Soundwave in favor of Soundblaster being I have the WFC Deluxe.
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377774)
Posted by starscream1974 on May 7th, 2012 @ 5:41pm CDT
:CON: :KREMZEEK: These two are a must if you are a Soundwave fan! Soundwave was not displayed with a laser rifle at Botcon and yes this is some random prime rifle more than likely FOC Prime. I think they are the best rendetion of Soundwave to date..........until Acustic Wave is released then after that Takara MP Soundwave...but in the meantime this would hold me over until a true MP version. You can fit these two dudes in anywhere!!!!!!!!!!! :KREMZEEK: :CON:
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377776)
Posted by Trikeboy on May 7th, 2012 @ 5:46pm CDT
Where is the awesome with these? All I am seeing is an upscaled and slightly remolded knock off. I do like Laserbeak and Buzzsaw though.
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377780)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on May 7th, 2012 @ 5:55pm CDT
Wow, they actually gave him an eject button, instead of just opening manually like the deluxe version did. That's a nice little touch. I still probably won't get one, though. If I do, it'll be Soundblaster.
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377781)
Posted by Dagon on May 7th, 2012 @ 5:59pm CDT
Yeah, I don't find these too great. Soundblaster looks nice, and I am intrigued by new minions, but all around, this doesn't excite me. Maybe had the deluxe not been released before....I'm not a big fan of that one either.
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377782)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on May 7th, 2012 @ 6:00pm CDT
They both look great but I'm still gonna wait and see what Takara has to offer...'nuff said! ;)^ :VEHI:
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377783)
Posted by prmlove1 on May 7th, 2012 @ 6:02pm CDT
I am probaly the only one who thinks this, but These figures looked liked they used the Universe Onslaught and the Generations Soundwave mold and made them into one figure...
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377785)
Posted by Anonymous on May 7th, 2012 @ 6:03pm CDT
starscream1974 wrote::CON: :KREMZEEK: These two are a must if you are a Soundwave fan! Soundwave was not displayed with a laser rifle at Botcon and yes this is some random prime rifle more than likely FOC Prime. I think they are the best rendetion of Soundwave to date..........until Acustic Wave is released then after that Takara MP Soundwave...but in the meantime this would hold me over until a true MP version. You can fit these two dudes in anywhere!!!!!!!!!!! :KREMZEEK: :CON:
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Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377786)
Posted by Varia31 on May 7th, 2012 @ 6:05pm CDT
Oooo, can't decide whether or want Soundwave, Soundblaster, or both! lol Either way, I want this guy! :)

But, um... why he he holding Optimus Prime's Ion Blaster/Laser Rifle? :-?
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377790)
Posted by Forgotten on May 7th, 2012 @ 6:12pm CDT
Shadowstream wrote:(Insert Hibiki reference here)

Don't forget to pop in a Hurricanger one as well.
I like them, I have the deluxe but I will buy both of these & any subsequent disc animals, I mean data-bots that they put out.
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377794)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on May 7th, 2012 @ 6:16pm CDT
prmlove1 wrote:I am probaly the only one who thinks this, but These figures looked liked they used the Universe Onslaught and the Generations Soundwave mold and made them into one figure...


I wasn't thinking it, but since you said it I can see where you're coming from.
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377795)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on May 7th, 2012 @ 6:18pm CDT
... and a big, fat, MEH
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377797)
Posted by NatsumeRyu on May 7th, 2012 @ 6:19pm CDT
I don't don't need the SW since I agree the deluxe is great but the colors on Soundblaster are just about making me drool :D~
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377801)
Posted by prmlove1 on May 7th, 2012 @ 6:28pm CDT
After taking a good look at this figure I can tell that Generations Soundwave inspired the overal look of the figure, Universe Onslaught inspired the arms, and Armada Red Alert inspired the legs... Doesn't matte though because I will have a Soundblaster.
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377803)
Posted by Mykltron on May 7th, 2012 @ 6:31pm CDT
His monkey arms are too spindly and I think the deluxe looks better which I didn't like enough to purchase. Buzzaw couldn't possibly fly as his wings would act more like windbreaks.
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377809)
Posted by njb902 on May 7th, 2012 @ 6:41pm CDT
Mykltron wrote:His monkey arms are too spindly and I think the deluxe looks better which I didn't like enough to purchase. Buzzaw couldn't possibly fly as his wings would act more like windbreaks.


not to mention the realism inherent to the transformers world.

juat gimme ill buy his as well.
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377810)
Posted by Anonymous on May 7th, 2012 @ 6:42pm CDT
camzilla51 wrote:WHY? #-o
Because Hasbro.

I'm just trilled we're getting these figures at all. My FoC Soundwave is getting WFC Soundwave's gun.
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377816)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 7th, 2012 @ 6:57pm CDT
so its actually called soundblaster this time and we're actually getting it, these better not overpriced
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377819)
Posted by RAcast on May 7th, 2012 @ 6:59pm CDT
Yeah, as many others have said, the first thing I noticed was Optimus' gun. xD It's gotta be a placeholder, I don't think they'd randomly give him G1 Prime's gun, lol.

And as for SW/SB themselves...I'm seriously torn! I want a G1 Soundwave, but...black repaint! Amazing black repaint!!
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377820)
Posted by njb902 on May 7th, 2012 @ 7:00pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:so its actually called soundblaster this time and we're actually getting it, these better not overpriced


these are voyagers right? so what $20-$25 bucks depending on the store.
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377821)
Posted by RAcast on May 7th, 2012 @ 7:01pm CDT
njb902 wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:so its actually called soundblaster this time and we're actually getting it, these better not overpriced


these are voyagers right? so what $20-$25 bucks depending on the store.


Provided they don't bump the price like the Generations deluxes, right.
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377822)
Posted by njb902 on May 7th, 2012 @ 7:05pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
njb902 wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:so its actually called soundblaster this time and we're actually getting it, these better not overpriced


these are voyagers right? so what $20-$25 bucks depending on the store.


Provided they don't bump the price like the Generations deluxes, right.


they were? at my target they were $12 the same as dotm.
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377823)
Posted by #Sideways# on May 7th, 2012 @ 7:06pm CDT
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I want... Both...!
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377824)
Posted by RAcast on May 7th, 2012 @ 7:10pm CDT
njb902 wrote:
RAcast wrote:
njb902 wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:so its actually called soundblaster this time and we're actually getting it, these better not overpriced


these are voyagers right? so what $20-$25 bucks depending on the store.


Provided they don't bump the price like the Generations deluxes, right.


they were? at my target they were $12 the same as dotm.


Advertised prices on the tags at Botcon said $15 for deluxes.
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377830)
Posted by CrimsonPrime on May 7th, 2012 @ 7:24pm CDT
Trikeboy wrote:Where is the awesome with these? All I am seeing is an upscaled and slightly remolded knock off. I do like Laserbeak and Buzzsaw though.


You sir clearly havent seen a real knock-off. A real knock-off looks 100 times worse than this guy looks. Trust me...In Asian region there's ALOT of knock-offs. And no I am not talking about 90% replica of a transformers kind of knock off. I am talking about knock-offs that looks 10-20% of a transformers kind. Trust me it looks horrible. Even if you have a billion dollars, you wouldnt even think of buying them. That's how horrible a REAL knock-off looks.

So yeah...Hate to offend a senior forumer but please dont use the word "Knock-off" lightly. I absolutely despise people who compare HasTak's product to those of knock-offs.
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377831)
Posted by OptiMagnus on May 7th, 2012 @ 7:27pm CDT
SOUNDWAVE SUPERIOR. SOUNDBLASTER MORE SUPERIOR!
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377832)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on May 7th, 2012 @ 7:30pm CDT
Wow this soundwave looks like such a knockoff, its just got those knock off colours, you know? and man, what crappy little knock off looking laserbeaks, those aren't casettes! WHAT ARE THEY?! THEY'RE NOT CASETTES must be knock offs. Well, atleast we have the blue colour original version, and not the knockoff black colour looking one,.


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Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377834)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 7th, 2012 @ 7:34pm CDT
What happened to "He can store up to three minions"? :HEADHURTS:

I'm definitely getting it, but now that I see how his minions are stored, I'm a little disappointed. :-(
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377837)
Posted by Down_Shift on May 7th, 2012 @ 7:41pm CDT
Why in the Black & Blue hell do they have G1 Primes gun? Also, that disk gimmick looks pretty lame, but I do like how it's spring loaded for the disks to pop out and transform.

I'm wondering if Soundblaster will be a store exclusive?

I'm eff'n dying to see who else is going to be in the Generations Voyager Class!
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377839)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 7th, 2012 @ 7:47pm CDT
Down_Shift wrote:Why in the Black & Blue hell do they have G1 Primes gun? Also, that disk gimmick looks pretty lame, but I do like how it's spring loaded for the disks to pop out and transform.

I'm wondering if Soundblaster will be a store exclusive?

I'm eff'n dying to see who else is going to be in the Generations Voyager Class!


I remember a few years back (at least 2010-2011), there was some Q&A and one of the questions was were there going to be any Generations (or maybe that was Universe?) Voyagers, and the answer was that Hasbro's been talking about bringing in a Voyager Soundwave.... and a Voyager BW Rhinox. We got the Soundwave, does that mean the premonition of a Rhinox is about to come to fruition? =P~
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377844)
Posted by Mkall on May 7th, 2012 @ 8:01pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:What happened to "He can store up to three minions"? :HEADHURTS:

I'm definitely getting it, but now that I see how his minions are stored, I'm a little disappointed. :-(

He can, those mini-discs are thinner than they look and will fit well into his chest.
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377847)
Posted by RAcast on May 7th, 2012 @ 8:15pm CDT
Mkall wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:What happened to "He can store up to three minions"? :HEADHURTS:

I'm definitely getting it, but now that I see how his minions are stored, I'm a little disappointed. :-(

He can, those mini-discs are thinner than they look and will fit well into his chest.


I would also assume that it slides back, and probably be spring-loaded.
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377848)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 7th, 2012 @ 8:24pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
Mkall wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:What happened to "He can store up to three minions"? :HEADHURTS:

I'm definitely getting it, but now that I see how his minions are stored, I'm a little disappointed. :-(

He can, those mini-discs are thinner than they look and will fit well into his chest.


I would also assume that it slides back, and probably be spring-loaded.


And the #-o Award goes to yours truly!

That raises my hope on Soundwave. As long as he can store at least three, I'll be fine. :DANCE:
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377849)
Posted by Anonymous on May 7th, 2012 @ 8:25pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
Mkall wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:What happened to "He can store up to three minions"? :HEADHURTS:

I'm definitely getting it, but now that I see how his minions are stored, I'm a little disappointed. :-(

He can, those mini-discs are thinner than they look and will fit well into his chest.


I would also assume that it slides back, and probably be spring-loaded.
I'm picturing it working basically like:

-You press the button(or get your Soundwave/blaster to)
-Chest opens, one disk pops out
-The button mechanism is spring-loaded, so it snaps back after one disk launches
-Other disks are prevented from launching, though the door manually closes
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377853)
Posted by Noideaforaname on May 7th, 2012 @ 8:55pm CDT
While I have no interest in a Voyager-sized Soundwave (got the Deluxe, other FoC Cons are going to be that size), I'm really liking the characterful toy gimmick he's got. Hope we'll see more stuff like that and less of stuff like MechTech.
...maybe I'll pick up the Soundblaster deco.

Don't suppose the "buttons/fangs" can point outwards? Or that the discs can store in the Deluxe?
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377855)
Posted by RiddlerJ on May 7th, 2012 @ 8:57pm CDT
If they can make Soundwave's minions into random disks, why couldn't they just keep them as cassette shaped things. It's not like their alternate mode means anything here.
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377867)
Posted by kirbenvost on May 7th, 2012 @ 9:34pm CDT
Nice! I already have the deluxe but I like this one too for the gimmick and minions. Transparent wheels too! Now that's cool, and I hope it carries over into the final product. Makes sense to use it in this instance. Weird that he has Prime's gun, but whatever...
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377885)
Posted by MasterSoundBlaster on May 7th, 2012 @ 10:53pm CDT
Voyager soundwave:INFERIOR!!!
Soundblaster:SUPERIOR!!!!

So I take it there is still no word on FoC dinobots?
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377889)
Posted by El Duque on May 7th, 2012 @ 11:04pm CDT
MasterSoundBlaster wrote:So I take it there is still no word on FoC dinobots?


Not yet.
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377895)
Posted by triKlops on May 7th, 2012 @ 11:35pm CDT
i was going to try to hold off on some of these FoC toys but looks like i am getting brought back into grabbing these
very interesting aesthetic combination with the cassettes
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377900)
Posted by Volrathicus Baenimus on May 8th, 2012 @ 12:30am CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:If they can make Soundwave's minions into random disks, why couldn't they just keep them as cassette shaped things. It's not like their alternate mode means anything here.


I think the minions have a spring-loaded self transforming thing that triggers when you eject them from his chest. I assume its easier to make that work with disks than cassettes.
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377901)
Posted by T-Macksimus on May 8th, 2012 @ 12:30am CDT
This would almost qualify as an apology for the upcoming release of...well, a lot of figures actually. I plan on getting both even though I could care less about Soundblaster but if that's the only way to get Buzzsaw then I'll gladly do it. My youngest son has the deluxe WfC version and I've been kicking myself for not having snagged one. Looks like now I can rectify that and considering how much Hasbro is screwing us over with the downsizing of the figures and the up-sizing of the price tags I'll be able to get a pair of sweet looking "original Deluxe" size figures and it will only cost me $50.00 :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377902)
Posted by Flashwave on May 8th, 2012 @ 12:35am CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:If they can make Soundwave's minions into random disks, why couldn't they just keep them as cassette shaped things. It's not like their alternate mode means anything here.


ah, you must be new. Welcome to the 21st Century. Here, we store our digital media on CDs and DVDs...

Now, what I want to know is why they couldn't design the little giuys to turn into SD cards... Funny how we get an updated Soundwave and his minions are still a decade out of modern technology.

I'm glad to see Soundblaster. I seem to be the only whack here who like Prime Soundwave. The idea of an intellegence officer and spy turning into a spy plane with conspiracy theories tied to it is just too perfect for me. Add in Generations R&F as tanks, who are nowadays usually guided by intell from Predator spy planes, and Soundwave is in a wonderful position. I may get Soundblaster though, and I like the minioncons, though whether they trump Galaxy Force Blaster (also a plane) I haven;t decided...
Re: Generations Voyager Soundwave and Soundblaster Official Pics (1377903)
Posted by T-Macksimus on May 8th, 2012 @ 12:37am CDT
Volrathicus Baenimus wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:If they can make Soundwave's minions into random disks, why couldn't they just keep them as cassette shaped things. It's not like their alternate mode means anything here.


I think the minions have a spring-loaded self transforming thing that triggers when you eject them from his chest. I assume its easier to make that work with disks than cassettes.


You have to take into account the younger fans who have never seen an audio cassette before whereas everyone knows what a CD/DVD/Game disc is. Also the minions strongly resemble thicker versions of the Data Disks that were on Cybertron as mentioned in the Beast Wars series so that may also be one connection that the designers were trying to utilize.

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